Sunday, November 19, 2017

ESA Seeks a Final Disabilities Access Waiver Extension

It will be interesting to see if the Entertainment Software Association gets another extension. I mean, they've had three already and, as far as I know, extensions are granted to allow you enough time to some into compliance, not drag things out because you don't want to comply.

The Federal Communications Commission (“Commission” or “FCC”) recently released a Public Notice seeking comment on a petition filed by the Entertainment Software Association (“ESA”) seeking a one year final extension of its class waiver from the FCC’s accessibility requirements (“Petition”). Specifically, ESA seeks waiver from the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act’s (“CVAA”) requirement that advanced communications services (“ACS”), like voice and text communications, built into video game software be made accessible for people with disabilities. Comments on the Petition are due by December 1, 2017.